VOLUNTEERS behind a charity motorbike event are revved up with excitement after it was shortlisted for a national award.

The Erskine Motorbike Meet has been nominated in the Charity Event of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards in October.

The event, which is held in aid of Erskine Care Homes which houses veterans, took place in May this year and raised £12,600.

It has grown rapidly since its inception in 2006 and now welcomes around 1,000 bikes and more than 4,000 visitors each year.

Volunteer Heather Clissett said: “The Erskine Motorbike Meet has grown larger than we could ever have hoped.

“We hope all who visit the bike meet, know how much their loyalty to, and respect for, Erskine’s veterans means.

“We are so grateful and appreciative to them for never failing to turn out and we hope they realise how much it means to all at Erskine and the respect we have for all our two and three wheeled visitors.”

Meanwhile, Erskine has also been named as a finalist for Exhibition of the Year for its partnership with the Ideal Home Show Scotland.

The winners will be announced on October 11.